Sustainable + Ethical Clothing Brands That Are Fashionably Conscious
Sustainable and ethical fashion brands are showing early signs of becoming a formidable alternative to Fast Fashion. Thanks to people like you, who want to shop better, more socially conscious brands are finding a strong community of supporters.

This list of fashion brands take a two-pronged approach to running a responsible business. They ensure the ethical welfare of their workers and consciously choose materials and manufacturing processes that are sustainable.

Several sustainable and ethical fashion brands on this list are niche and manufacture in-house or locally, and oversee the entire supply chain from raw product to finished product. Just BEE Queen, pictured, makes its resort wear locally in Miami. Two stand-out brands focused on a deeply considered local supply chain is Made in USA underwear brand Brook There, and Nobody Denim, the ethical jeans brand based in Australia.

Most brands, however, outsource to factories overseas and rely on independent initiatives, like Sedex, to help them choose ethical manufacturers and maintain continuous oversight of their supply chains. These brands also take a considered approach to their choice of materials too, such as using only organic cotton or recycled fabrics. You can easily find ethical denim brands upcycling vintage jeans and brands making activewear from recycled materials.
Brands

Oliver Cabell

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Oliver Cabell

Oliver Cabell

USA
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Oliver Cabell makes handmade sneakers from soft Italian calfskin leather with honest pricing. The brand is transparent about its costs and what goes into making its accessible luxury footwear.

olivercabell.com

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NAADAM

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NAADAM

NAADAM

USA
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NAADAM works directly with Mongolian herders in the Gobi Desert to bring us top-quality sustainable cashmere clothing. Classic, timeless and super-soft.

naadam.co

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Koio

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Koio

Koio

USA
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Koio makes luxury leather sneakers, handcrafted in Italy. Its minimalist styles are infinitely versatile, timeless, and designed for comfort.

koio.co

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Nisolo

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Nisolo

Nisolo

USA
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Nisolo is a Certified B-Corp label designing ethical and sustainable leather footwear for women and men. Find simple, minimalist styles that pair with everything.

nisolo.com

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THEMOIRè

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THEMOIRè

THEMOIRè

Italy
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THEMOIRè is a Milanese handbag brand with a mission to create beautiful pieces with a low environmental impact. The Italian label uses faux leather, eco fur, and recycled materials.

www.farfetch.com

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ASCENO

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ASCENO

ASCENO

United Kingdom
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ASCENO is all about timeless designs made for many years of multiple uses. Made from 100% natural fibers such as organic linen and silks.

www.asceno.com

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M.Gemi

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M.Gemi

M.Gemi

USA
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M.Gemi create handcrafted Italian leather shoes for women and men. It helps to keep Italian craftsmanship alive by using family-owned artisan workshops around the country.

mgemi.com

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Girlfriend Collective

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Girlfriend Collective

Girlfriend Collective

USA
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Girlfriend Collective make sustainable activewear from recycled materials. The range is size-inclusive and uses simple block colors for versatility.

www.girlfriend.com

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Veja

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Veja

Veja

France
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Veja's sustainable sneakers have garnered a cult following from word-of-mouth. The collection is made from organic & recycled cotton, recycled plastic, and chrome-free leather.

www.shopbop.com

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Swedish Hasbeens

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Swedish Hasbeens

Swedish Hasbeens

Sweden
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Swedish Hasbeens is the iconic footwear brand reinventing the '70s clog for modern vintage-lovers. Handmade in the same way they were in the '70s - from vegetable-tanned leather and European-grown lime trees.

swedishhasbeens.com

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DL1961

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DL1961

DL1961

USA
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DL1961 make denim clothing from ethically sourced, premium cotton. The brand practices conscious, sustainable practices in its own Pakistani mill to minimize water usage.

www.dl1961.com

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Waimari

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Waimari

Waimari

Colombia
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Waimari creates exquisitely detailed monochromatic dresses inspired by hot beachside vacations. Lovingly handmade by artisans, mostly single mothers, in Barranquilla, Northern Colombia.

www.shopbop.com

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